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Municipio Snapshot Characteristics of Children and Youth in Puerto Rico, by Municipio *

Vega Baja

Population per municipio

Total Population Under Age 18 in Puerto Rico, 2000. Population Characteristics 1990 Total Total Population

1

2000

Under Age 18 Number

Total

%

Number

Under Age 18

Number

%

Vega Baja

-

-

-

-

61,929

% 2%

Puerto Rico

-

-

1,154,527

33%

3,808,610

100%

Number 18,830 1,092,101

% 30% 29%

Definition: The number of people from all ages, male and female, living in a specific geographical location.

Births, by Mother's Place of Residence2

Total Number %

Under Age 15 Number %

Total Number %

Under Age 15 Number %

1,137

2%

6

0.5%

1,059

2%

6

0.6%

100%

350

0.5%

59,329

100%

272

0.5%

Vega Baja Puerto Rico

66,374

Definition: The number of live births from mothers residing in a specific location.

Female-Headed Households with Own Children1

2000 Number %

Vega Baja

2,089

Puerto Rico

131,584

26% 27%

Economic Indicators Children Under Age Six With All Parents in the Labor Force1 Vega Baja Puerto Rico

2000 Number %

2,214 133,324

Definition: The number or share of families with own children under 18 years of age living in the household, headed by a female without a spouse present in the home. "Own children" includes never-married persons under age 18 who are the sons or daughters of the householders. The householders' stepchildren and adopted children also are counted as own children .

39%

Definition: The number or share of children under six years of age living in families where parents have regular, full-time employment. For children living in married-couple families, this means both parents worked at least 35 hours per week, at least 50 weeks in the previous calendar year. For children living in single-parent families, this means that the resident parent worked at least 35 hours per week, at least 50 weeks in the previous calendar year. Children living with neither parent were accounted for as not having secure parental employment because these children are likely to be economically vulnerable.

40%

1999 Related Children Below the Poverty Line1 Vega Baja Puerto Rico

Number

11,033 626,521

%

59% 58%

Definition: The number or share of people under 18 years of age, regardless of marital status, who are related to the householder. It does not include the householder's spouse or foster children. The federal poverty definition consists of a series of thresholds based on family size and composition. In 1999, the poverty threshold for a family of two adults and two children was $16,895. Poverty status is not determined for people in military barracks or institutional quarters, or for unrelated individuals under the age of 15 (such as foster children).

* The production of this profile was made possible by funding from The Annie E. Casey Foundation, through its support of NCLR s KIDS COUNT contents are the sole responsibility of NCLR, and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of NCLR s funding sources.

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Municipio Snapshot - cont'd

Health Low Birth Weight Babies, by Mother's Place of Residence2

1990 Number %

2000 Number %

Vega Baja 102 9% 99 Puerto Rico 6,064 9% 6,402 Infant Deaths, by Number Rate Number Mother's Place of Residence3 Vega Baja Puerto Rico Child Deaths, by Place of Residence2

20

18

886

13

3 266

Rate

10

9

575

Number Rate Number

Vega Baja Puerto Rico

9% 11%

20

Rate 20

179

21

Adolescent Concerns Teen Births, by Mother's Place of Residence2 Vega Baja Puerto Rico Teen Deaths, by Place of Residence3 Vega Baja Puerto Rico

1990 2000 Number Rate Number Rate

97 5,001

63

99

51

5 247

63

4,488

Number Rate Number 58

Definition: Child Deaths is the number of deaths to children between the ages of 1 and 14, from all causes. Child Mortality Rate is the number of deaths to children between the ages of 1 and 14, from all causes, per 100,000 children in this age range. The data are reported by place of residence. Definition: Teen Births is the number of live births to teenagers between the ages of 15 and 17. Data reflect the mother's place of residence, rather than place of birth. This measure of teenage childbearing focuses on the fertility of all females ages 15 to 17, regardless of marital status. Teen Birth Rate is the number of births to teenagers between the ages of 15 and 17, per 1,000 females in this age group.

49

Rate

6

48

Definition: Infant deaths is the number of deaths occurring to infants under one year of age. Infant Mortality Rate is the number of deaths occurring to infants under one year of age, per 1,000 live births. The data are reported by mother's place of residence, not place of death.

10

3

30

Definition: The number or share of live births weighing less than 2,500 grams (5.5 pounds). The data are reported by place of mother's residence, not place of birth. Each year there is a small number of births in which the weight of the newborn is not recorded, and births of unknown weight are not included in these calculations.

269

79 67

Definition: Teen Deaths is the number of deaths from accidents, homicides, and suicides to teenagers between the ages of 15 and 19. Teen Death Rate is the number of deaths from accidents, homicides, and suicides to teens between the ages of 15 and 19, per 100,000 teens in this age group. The data are reported by place of residence, not where the death occurred.

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Rate per 100,000 teens 15 15-19 19 years of age

Teen Death Rate, 15 to 19 Years of Age (1990-2000)

Year

Data Sources: 1

www.nclr.org

Children in Puerto Rico: Results from the 2000 Census, Mark Mather, Population Reference Bureau, August 2003. 2 Mothers, Children, and Adolescents Division, Department of Health, Puerto Rico, March 2004. 3 NCLR analysis of data from Mothers, Children, and Adolescents Division, Department of Health, Puerto Rico, March 2004.


Vega Baja Snapshot, 1990/2000